Unique Baby Gifts for Your Next Baby Shower
It can be difficult to know what to get parents for their new baby especially if this is not their first one. Many parents have already chosen many of the major items that they want for their babies, such as mobiles, clothing and sheets. If you are stuck between wondering if you should make yet another diaper “cake” or invest in another stack of swaddling cloths, here are some unique ideas for baby gifts that can spice up the next baby shower you attend.
Babies tend to go through dozens of onesies in the first months of their lives. The fact that these are so easy to put babies into and the fact that they get quickly soiled means that parents are sure to use stacks of these little shirts. Make your onesie stand out from the crowd when you choose a custom-printed option, a bedazzled shirt or a pack of NFL onesies.
Personalized gifts show how much you care and are also sure to become favorite possessions of the child as he or she grows older. Consider having a pillow or blanket custom embroidered with the child’s name. Other options include a personalized piggy bank or stuffed animal that the baby can grow into over the years.
If you pick a sleep toy that baby loves, you may be getting effusive thank you notes from grateful parents for years. Look for stuffed animals that clip to the side of the crib for safety. Consider ones that play soft music, light up, display stars on the ceiling or make quiet white noise, such as waves or a heartbeat.
Many of today’s parents are looking for environmentally-friendly ways to raise their children. Therefore, sustainable gifts, such as baby dish sets made out of bamboo, glass bottles, cotton swaddling blankets and wooden teething toys, make great gifts.
Baby books may be seen as a thing of the past as computerized photo books abound. However, many parents love to write down first moments and record favorite stories in their own personalized baby books. To make it more special, write a loving inscription for the baby in the book before gifting it.
Toy subscriptions services are the gift that keeps on giving. With this service, parents will enjoy getting a new toy every month in the mail for their child. Not only will this give them something to look forward to, but also each gift will be geared to the child’s age.
Retro toys, such as toy phonographs, rotary dial phones and film cameras, are fun for the parents to receive as they think back to favorite toys they had growing up. Plus, these gifts give parents and children something to talk about over the years.
With these great gift ideas, you never have to worry that you are going to show up to a baby shower holding the exact gift that your friend is. These unique ideas are sure to become favorites of both parents and babies. From personalized presents to gifts that keep on giving, these ideas are useful, fun and thoughtful and will show new parents how much you truly care about their little bundles of joy.